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Beginning this Thursday, our Weekly HORIZONS Seminars will be available LIVE online via streaming video with interactive chat for Q&A and other interactivity. We will also make HORIZONS available online for those in different parts of the world, different time zones or otherwise unable to be with us LIVE in person or online.

Perhaps the biggest goal of HORIZONS is to make the RISE brand of training and development as accessible as possible for all wrestling talent around the world.

Pricing for 1 LIVE Online Session of HORIZONS is $15 per week.

Pricing for 1 Online Session  of HORIZONS after the LIVE Seminar’s conclusion is $10 per week.

For anyone interested in volume pricing for multiple Seminars, we are working on what bulk pricing or a possible subscription model might look like. Please contact us for more information if desired.

We have updated the signup form at rise-wrestling.com/horizons to incorporate online access. Click the link to sign up today.

And this isn’t even touching on cool stuff on deck for February yet…

Be part of the fun of learning with RISE as we continue our mission in Developing Tomorrow’s Wrestling Attractions, building a worldwide pipeline of talent for ALL of professional wrestling!

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Fans have voted, and they have selected LEGENDARY as the 2019 RISE Live Event of The Year. Looking back at our history and listening to how many fans felt since seeing LEGENDARY, it may well be the best RISE Live Event of all time.

LEGENDARY has it’s place in the history and record books. It was our first iPPV on FITE TV. It set a new, all-time record for the largest amount of Women Wrestlers ever featured on a single event.

What a roller coaster LEGENDARY truly was. Zoe Lucas wins the first-ever RISE of The Contender Match. Big Swole went the distance from Number 1 to the very end. New Tag Team Champions as The Killer Death Machines, Nevaeh and Jessicka Havok won The Guardians of RISE. The formation of New Nation. A heartfelt farewell to Kris Wolf. All capped off by a whirlwind of emotions seeing Kylie Rae defeating Mercedes Martinez to become Phoenix of RISE, only to be betrayed by her close friend Miranda Alize (like the drank), leading into Zoe Lucas seizing the moment to become Phoenix of RISE, defeating the already fallen Kylie Rae.

If you have not seen LEGENDARY yet, please check it out now at riseascent.com!

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The fans of RISE have voted for their favorite match from each RISE Live Event of 2019. Now, the winners from each event have moved onto The Final Round! Fans can vote now for RISE Match of The Year – 2019!

We have also opened voting for RISE Wrestler of The Year, Tag Team of The Year and Live Event of The Year.

Vote for your favorites now at rise-wrestling.com/motyvoting! Voting is open until next Monday, then we will announce the winners right here at rise-wrestling.com!

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Beginning January 7, Tuesdays from 8 PM to 11 PM Eastern Time, RISEedu Online Development presents a 6 Week Course called Making The Most of The Microphone, a course designed to train pro wrestling announcers, commentators and interviewers both from the ground up for those looking to break into the industry as well as refresh and sharpen the skills of those currently in these roles looking to become better overall performers.

The curriculum for the 6 Weeks is as follows:

Week 1: Facilitator and Student Introductions; Outlining The Three Primary Announcer Roles – Interviewer, Ring Announcer and Commentator; Match Structure – Understanding Stories Told in the Ring

Week 2: Card Structure – How to Build Emotion in the Audience from Match One to Match Done; Interviewer 101 – Be More Than a Glorified Mic Stand

Week 3: Ring Announcer 101 – The Conductor of the Live Event Emotional Roller Coaster; Commentary 101 – Calling It Like You See It

Week 4: Interviewer 201 – Filling in the Blanks; Ring Announcer 201 – Special Situations and Pacing the Show

Week 5: Commentary 201 – More Than What You See – Special Attractions and Main Events; All Roles – The Art of Smoke and Mirrors When Things Go Wrong

Week 6: Putting It All Together; Group Feedback and Ideas

Registration fee for this 6 Week Course is $500. Registration is now open at rise-wrestling.com/riseedu.

 

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Beginning December 12 RISE begins HORIZONS – Weekly Pro Wrestling Seminars and Original Content, streaming FREE on YouTube LIVE from The Berwyn Eagles Club in suburban Chicago every Thursday. Seminars are open to all professional wrestling roles, all experience levels.

HORIZONS Seminars will be held from 7 PM to 10:30 PM Central Time. Seminars will cover in-ring training, working in filmed/televised environments, character presentation and speaking skills and more. Specific topics and skills will vary each week. Each Seminar will be designed to be effective as a standalone session, but also with learning continuity week to week to give benefit for those who attend multiple sessions.

HORIZONS Seminars are priced at $20 each. Incentive pricing is available for those who wish to attend multiple sessions. Attend 2 HORIZONS Seminars for $30, 4 for $50. HORIZONS Registration is now open at rise-wrestling.com/horizons.

HORIZONS Content will stream LIVE on YouTube and will involve matches showcasing talent selected from our Seminars at 9:30 PM to 10 PM Central Time. Those who are unable to watch HORIZONS LIVE will be able to watch the VOD on YouTube after the conclusion of the original stream as well.

We will be able to allow very limited fans inside the training area in Berwyn, only 10-15 per week to view the matches, tickets are $5 and will be available this weekend at risedtwa.ticketleap.com.

It is important to note, HORIZONS fan-facing content is not designed to be a Live Event or a polished, produced video content. It is designed to be very raw, showcasing what your students can do in a learning environment, allowing fans insight and voice into who they would like to see featured on future RISE Live Events. By design, this is to give our students reps in the ring in front of a small live audience and in front of a camera for the audiences at home too – not to be a fully produced wrestling event.

We look forward to setting off for new HORIZONS next Thursday, December 12!

And, for what it’s worth, when it comes to Seminars and matches for HORIZONS, “you never know who might show up…”

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With Thanksgiving this week, the Holiday Shopping Season kicks off in full force. We know there are a lot of our fans out there with other wrestling fans on their shopping lists, so we’ve added some pretty big deals at rise-wrestling.com/holiday! These deals are so big, we are willing to bet more than a few of our fans take advantage of these great gifting prices for themselves too!

Possibly the greatest overall value – 1 Year Membership to riseascent.com for $40, a savings of $20 annually based on the regular price of $4.99 per month. This pricing is valid for new AND existing memberships! Membership at riseascent.com also gains access to the entire RISE Video Archive and so much more through our Apps on iOS and Android Mobile Platforms as well! Available now through December 24.

20% off Pro Wrestling Tees – All RISE Wears 20%, no coupons necessary! Available now though December 1.

20% off all RISE Wears, which includes MANY exclusives in our Teespring Store. Exclusive hoodies, tank tops, tees and even leggings and onesies are available at deeply discounted prices using promo code HOLIDAY. Valid now through December 14.

And for those on your lists who prefer or collect physical media, The Complete Anthology of our first three years, 29 discs in all, is available for only $200 on DVD or Blu-ray. Price includes US Shipping!

All these deals available now at rise-wrestling.com/holiday!

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In an effort to still make content available to fans who prefer or rely on physical media to watch our events, we will now offer bare bones DVDs and Blu-rays of our most recent events. Both LA ESCALERA and Early to RISE – A Berwyn Adventure are now available on  both formats, priced at $12 and that price INCLUDES shipping within the continental United States.

These bare bones DVD and Blu-ray units will be discs shipping in paper sleeves and will not include cases or cover art. As we announced last month, we have discontinued our physical media line that includes cases and cover art. Continuing to produce physical media in this matter is no longer sustainable for RISE and also drives up shipping costs considerably for our fans.

We have also made all iPPV events from 2019 available on Blu-ray and DVD, all priced at $12 which included shipping within the continental US. This includes Regional Rising Stars Tournament – The Midwest Bracket, marking the first time this event has been made available for physical media release.

To order, please visit rise-wrestling.com/physical.

International orders, please email risedtwa@gmail.com, Subject: International Shipping for more information on estimated costs of shipping to your location.

RisePrideAndJoy-368.jpgOur set of custom Pride Logo turnbuckle pads are now available for sale and available for pickup this weekend during the course of RISE and SHIMMER Events. Shipping arrangements can also be made for those who are unable to attend this weekend.

This is a very unique set to own as they were used on not one, but three events, all with significant places in our history: PRIDE & JOY from June 29 in Chicago, IL, Regional Rising Stars Tournament – The Midwest Bracket from September 1 in Berwyn, IL and they will also be on the ring for LA ESCALERA November 1 in Berwyn, IL. The turnbuckle pads will be removed from the ring immediately following LA ESCALERA and signed by several talents who appeared on these events.

Since these pads are a bit unique, souvenirs from three significant events instead of the usual one, we are pricing them at $150.

If you would like to purchase one of these pads, please email risedtwa@gmail.com, Subject – Turnbuckles. Payment arrangements will be made via email.

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We held out for as long as we could. Many who are part of the behind the scenes at RISE are just like many fans out there – we hold the collecting of physical media, anything from VHS Tapes to DVDs to Blu-rays close to our hearts. But, the time has come to bring an end to the RISE Physical Media product line of DVDs and Blu-rays of our Live Events and Episodes of RISE – ASCENT.

In short, as the vast majority of fans view our content through digital resources, we sell very, very few DVD and Blu-ray. It is so few, in fact, that the cost to produce the units exceeds what we actually make back in sales. It simply does not make good sense for us to continue to produce the discs.

The entire RISE Library of Events will still be available at riseascent.com and our Apps on iOS and Android. $4.99 per month will let you stream our entire archive and much more. You also have the option to purchase or rent individual events for download. Our iPPV Events are still available VOD from FITE TV. Going forward, our Digital Library will also be available from our friends at Smart Mark Video.

Our most recent release, PRIDE & JOY from June 29 in Chicago wil be the end of the product line.

We have lowered prices across the board on all individual events and multi-disc sets to clearance pricing. Once our inventory on hand is gone, these units are out of print.

All events, even the newest releases are priced at $8 on DVD, $10 on Blu-ray. All 2 Disc Sets such as RISE – ASCENT Collections and Flight of The Phoenix and Elite Women on The RISE are $15 on DVD, $18 Blu-ray. The 3 Disc Set Bite The Apple is $20 on DVD, $25 Blu-ray.  These prices do not include shipping and handling.

What was once our primary company merchandise store at Ecwid will close at 11:59 PM EST October 22. Get your orders in now at pipeline.ecwid.com.

RISE 1 – IGNITE and GAIN 1 – STAND WITH KNIGHTS are both completely out of stock. RISE 2 – ASCENT we are down to 1 Blu-ray and 2 DVDs. RISE 3 – MEDIC we have 2 DVDs only. RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE we have 2 DVDs only.

All other events and sets we have only single digits remaining. Once these are gone, they are gone.

Thank you to all who’ve supported RISE through the purchases of DVD and Blu-ray over the last three years.

Future events, we will be willing to explore very stripped down physical media, but we are talking about a DVD/Blu-ray without a menu, no cover art. Just a disc in a sleeve. These will be handled by individual requests for those who physical media may be their only option to watch our events. We encourage anyone interested in this to reach out via social media for events going forward.